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Ryman Healthcare COVID-19 update | 3 September

Written by David King
on September 03, 2020

Covid-19 update for residents and their families who live outside of Auckland

This a short update to let you know we have some special treats lined up to make Father’s Day special this weekend.

The current COVID-19 Alert Level 2 restrictions will remain in place until at September 6, which also happens to be Father’s Day.

We will let you know as quickly as we can what the Government’s latest decision means for us once the announcement is made.

In the meantime, our team has been busy preparing treats to make Father’s Day special at Level 2.

For residents in care there’ll be a traditional roast lunch on Sunday, followed by a special home-made Father’s Day afternoon tea featuring macaroons.

For our serviced apartment and independent residents, we have a craft beer, sausage roll and pie package set to go out on Friday. What more could a man wish for?

In the meantime, here’s a reminder about the key points about the current restrictions at our villages while New Zealand is at Alert Level 2:

For care centre visitors:
Please check in at reception, fill in the usual health declaration and take a mask for your visit.

Check in with the Government’s COVID-19 Tracer app.

If you have visited Auckland recently, we ask that you avoid visiting for 14 days from the date you returned.

Follow the appropriate hand hygiene and social distancing requirements at Alert Level 2, which are listed below.

For serviced apartment residents:
We ask that visitors to serviced apartment residents check in at reception, fill out the health declaration and wear a mask.

For independent residents:
Activities – with appropriate social distancing – are restricted to less than 100 people.

If you have to leave the village, we recommend that you practise social distancing and wear a face mask.

It is now compulsory to wear a face mask on public transport.

We have good supplies of masks, just ask at reception if you need one.

We encourage residents to keep a log of visits and to use the Government’s COVID-19 Tracer app.

Let us know if we can help

Once again, thanks for your support and cooperation.

Happy Father’s Day for Sunday!

Stay safe and thanks once again for your time and your cooperation.

We’ll be back in touch once the latest announcements are made on the current Alert Level.

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Gordon MacLeod

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Cheyne Chalmers

COVID-19 symptoms

We know you’ve probably seen this before, but a reminder that the symptoms to watch out for include:

  • a cough
  • a high temperature (at least 37.5˚C)
  • shortness of breath
  • a sore throat
  • sneezing and runny nose
  • temporary loss of smell
  • conjunctivitis

If you have any of these symptoms contact your GP or call Healthline on 0800 358 5453.

Please make sure you get tested for COVID-19 if your GP recommends it.

Alert Level 2

Alert Level 2 is not life as normal. You can still go out, but you must:

  • keep your distance from other people in public
  • wash your hands
  • sneeze and cough into your elbow
  • keep a track of where you’ve been and who you’ve seen
  • wear a face covering if you can.

 

For more information go to:

https://www.rymanhealthcare.co.nz/coronavirus-updates

https://covid19.govt.nz/

 

About Ryman Healthcare:

Ryman Healthcare was founded in Christchurch in 1984 and owns and operates 39 retirement villages in New Zealand and Australia. Ryman villages are home to 12,000 residents, and the company employs more than 6,000 staff.

Media advisory: For further information, photos, interviews or comment please contact Corporate Affairs Manager David King on 03 366 4069 or 021 499 602 or Communications Advisor Maryvonne Gray on 027 552 0767.

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